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Benghazi Consulate

Each crisis, from Benghazi to the Boko Haram kidnappings, has provided further US justification for a military expansion that’s been underway for years. 

Drone strike

Imagine if drone wars had a human face all the time so that we could understand what it was like to live constantly with the specter of death.

Abu Ghraib

Despite all evidence to the contrary, many Americans continue to believe that brutality, torture and rank illegality is the road to national safety.

Mobile phone user in Cuba

Such covert operations are not sanitized by running them through USAID and wrapping them in the rhetoric of “democracy promotion.”

Stop torture

Unlike the rest of us, members of our national security state exist in what might be called ‘post-legal’ America. 

Libyan rebels

The US plan to create another armed group to inject into Libya’s fractious sea of competing militias is going forward—and is fraught with peril.

US Army

If you want to know what US forces are doing in Africa, it helps to be connected to a large engineering or construction firm looking for business.

Special Forces

The officers running secret operations there have been calling Africa "the battlefield of tomorrow, today." 

US Special forces

The deployment of US Special Operations forces is a growing form of overseas power projection.

Blogs

As President Saleh’s corrupt regime teeters on the brink of collapse, the US belatedly backs reform in Yemen.

April 4, 2011

The US doesn't want Yemen's autocratic president to lose his grip on power: he’s one of the administration’s main allies in the war on terror.

April 1, 2011

In efforts to target Al Qaeda members in Yemen, the US has unintentionally weakened President Saleh’s regime.

April 1, 2011

Should the US arm Libya's rebels? For The Nation's Jeremy Scahill, the answer is an emphatic “No.”

March 31, 2011

Last week GRITtv spoke to Dave Lindorff about Raymond Davis, the CIA employee held in Pakistan, accused of shooting two Pakistani civilians. Davis has been released after a reported $2.3 million was paid to the families of the victims. Davis is free, his secrets protected.

March 17, 2011

The military has floated plans to send Special Forces across the Afghan border into Pakistan's tribal areas. Not gonna happen.

January 8, 2011

From dumb to dumber in Afghanistan: the US military wants to use Special Forces to invade Pakistan.

December 21, 2010

President Obama's chief adviser on counterterrorism is mum on whether the administration is planning a covert war In Yemen.

December 20, 2010

 On MSNBC's Countdown, Greg Mitchell and Chris Hayes ask, has WikiLeaks' Julian Assange really endangered lives?

December 3, 2010

When Jeremy Scahill reported on a secret US war in Pakistan last year, the Pentagon called his article "conspiratorial." But now, says Scahill on Democracy Now!, the latest WikiLeaks diplomatic cables dump confirms his reporting.

December 3, 2010